in the Finder" from
Default Folder X's Utility menu. If you select "Switch to the Finder",
the Open or Save dialog will automatically close, the folder will
open in the Finder, and it will become the frontmost window. If you
choose "Stay in the Open or Save dialog", Default Folder X will open
the window behind the current application, letting you finish opening
or saving your file before you use the Finder window you just opened.
The Advanced Tab
- Exclude Default Folder X from the following applications:
While Default Folder X has been tested with many applications and under
many conditions, there is always a slight chance that it will be incompatible
with a program you are using. If you discover a problem, you can prevent
Default Folder X from loading in that application by adding it to this
list. Click the "Add Application" button to add a program
to the list. After you have done this, we'd appreciate it if you would
also drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and
let us know about the problem so we can correct it in the next version
of Default Folder X.
- Switch to an application's default folder every time a file
dialog is displayed: In some applications, or when a computer
is being used by children or students, you may want Default Folder
X to always make Open and Save dialogs start in an application's
default folder. Turning on this option causes that to happen.
- Hold down the option key while choosing Open to display
all files: If you hold down the option key while selecting "Open" from
the menu in a Carbon application, Default Folder X will allow you
to select any file in the resulting Open dialog, not just those that
the application normally understands. This does not mean that the
application will know what to do with the file when you open it.
The feature is primarily useful for using Default Folder X's other
commands, such as Get Info, on a file that you wouldn't normally
be able to select in the file dialog.
- Hold down the option key while choosing "Move to Trash"
to skip warnings:
Normally, Default Folder X will ask you "Are you sure?" before moving
an item to the Trash. Turning on this preference allows you to hold
down the Option key to bypass those warnings.
- Create aliases of Recent Folders and Favorites in your Library
If you turn on this option, Default Folder X will maintain folders
full of aliases to all of your Recent Folders and Favorite folders.
This can be very useful if you want to use some other application,
such as FruitMenu or the Dock, to access the same folders that you
can get to through Default Folder X. The folders containing these
aliases, named Recent Folders and Favorites, will be located in the
Library folder within your home folder.
- Automatically check for updates (Daily / Weekly / Monthly): Default
Folder X can check with St. Clair Software's web site and alert you
when a new version becomes available. We strongly recommend that you
leave this feature turned on, as we update Default Folder X periodically
to add features, correct bugs, and ensure compatibility with new versions
of Mac OS X as Apple releases them. This feature is smart, in that
it will not try to perform the check if you are not connected to the
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